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Feb
14
comment Hakaras hatov vs. hoda'a
If I understand your answer correctly, hakaras hatov is a component of hoda'a. Is that correct?
Feb
13
comment Hakaras hatov vs. hoda'a
What do you mean by "strict translation"?
Feb
7
comment Are the Aramaic root ק.ב.ל and the Hebrew root ק.ב.ל related?
@msh210 @Yahu @Alex Duly noted.
Feb
7
comment Putting on tefillin late
Any good sources?
Feb
7
comment Putting on tefillin late
Hello Yonatan Hillel and welcome to mi.yodeya! Thank you for your detailed answer providing an additional perspective on the matter. Consider doing one or both of the following: Clicking the Register link at the top of the page to enjoy all of the benefits of the mi.yodeya user experience and giving your answer even more teeth by providing sources for finding this information.
Feb
6
comment Moshe's name is missing
Kudos for pointing out that Moshe is mentioned in the first word of the parasha.
Feb
6
comment Yosef Mokir Shabbos
What is the question? It would probably be helpful if you punctuated the sentences.
Feb
3
comment Meforshim Nick"names
This one always sticks out in my mind. I think the ר"ן routinely abbreviates רמב"ם this way and that I've noticed it in several editions.
Jan
28
comment 400 Years in Egypt (?)
It is also evident in the context of the original havtacha in B'reshis 15:13. Link: tora.us.fm/tnk1/jdl/MefarsheyTanach001-15.htm
Jan
28
comment 400 Years in Egypt (?)
He seems to do so in Sh'mos 6:20, in calculating the genealogical timeline of the Amram-Moshe-Aharon family. Link: tora.us.fm/tnk1/jdl/MefarsheyTanach002-06.htm
Jan
27
comment Tzar Balay Chaim- Killing Pests?
As Anonymous Chasid answered below, your question was "Are you allowed..." and since ליכא איסור כלל, the answer is "YES".
Jan
27
comment The Absolute Unity of G-d
א-להים (or אלהים for the profane meaning) is clearly grammatically plural, based on its agreement with plural adjectives and its declension for possessives. In all cases it follows the grammatical pattern of a plural. The Ibn Ezra I cited (as well as Rash"i, Ramba"n, Or Hachayim, et al.) understand it this way. The putative singular of the word would be א-לוה, which is attested plenty of times in תנ"ך. It is related to (but not equivalent to) א-ל.
Jan
27
comment Muktzeh Because its assur for me
@SimchasTorah No, I took the liberty of applying his rule regarding things that are אסור לאכילה ומותר להנאה to your cases.
Jan
27
comment Alarm clock handling on Shabbos
@SimchasTorah I have edited my answer to clarify that there is no prohibition of touching things due to shabas . There may be objects touching of which is prohibited (like the mizbe'ach for example) but not because of the day of the week.
Jan
26
comment Is being vegan “kosher”?
"a vegan diet might pose a problem of bugs" - I am not sure that I understand veganism correctly, but shouldn't it preclude eating bugs?
Jan
25
comment what are you allowed to lie about?
@avrohom Yes, I think that is what the רבנן hold in that גמרא. But far be it from me to pasken.
Jan
23
comment Can something be kashered by putting it in a cold pot then bringing it to a boil?
"one must be careful not to insert any dishes [to be kashered] until the water boils." Are you sure it's not "unless the water boils", which would not disqualify water that starts cold and subsequently boils?
Jan
23
comment Chabad Minhag for Shalosh Seudos
I once read a lengthy sicha justifying not eating anything physical and learning Torah instead to fulfill the third s'uda . Do you recall this?
Jan
21
comment Standing during the Aseres HaDibros
How near? (My experience with the universe is relatively limited, so I'm just curious.)
Jan
20
comment Saying korbonos
See this related answer to a different question: mi.yodeya.com/questions/1810/repeating-seder-hakitores/… In it, Shalom mentions that the purpose of saying this paragraph is to fill in for the karbanos we are failing to bring.